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“    f I had my life to live over again, I   exception nor limitation. Satan can only
            would spend more time getting to   be in one place at a time.
        Iknow my God.” This statement was       Our God majestically transcends His
        made by Mr. Andrew Douglas years ago   creation and fills His universe at all times.
        at a Midland, ON, conference, and I have   While incomprehensible to minds of
        never forgotten it. To grow continually in   limited understanding, faith grasps with
        the knowledge of God was the desire of   reverence and fear the vastness, greatness
        our Lord Jesus Christ for His disciples.   and wonder of our infallible God.
        He prayed, “that they might know thee,   Omnipresence is vastly different from
        the only true God” (Joh 17:3).  This goes
        beyond the moment of salvation to a   “pantheism” – the teaching that God is
        continual, growing appreciation for our   everywhere and everything is God. To
        God.                                  pantheists, God and the universe are
          Many of us had the privilege of being   identical. This denies the transcendent
        raised in a Christian home, attending   character of God as unique and distinct
                                              from all He created. He is not confined by
        Sunday School and gospel meetings. We   the limitations of space and time.
        were taught and convinced there was a
        God who created the heavens and the     There  is  a  correlation  between
        earth, and that God was holy. But have   omnipresence and omniscience. The God
        our grasp and appreciation of truth about   who is everywhere knows everything.
        “The Eternal” (French Bible noun for   Hanani reminded Asa, “For the eyes of
        God) increased? Are we getting to know   the Lord run to and fro throughout the
        God more?                             whole earth” (2Ch 16:9). Embracing all
          In this article, we’ll examine the subject   and missing nothing, God never slumbers.
        of the omnipresence of God. While the   There is no place to hide from the ever-
        noun “omnipresence” or its adjectival   present and all-knowing God. “Can any
        form “omnipresent” is not found in the   hide himself in secret places that I shall
        Bible, it is indeed one of the many great   not see him? saith the Lord” (Jer 23:24).
        attributes of deity. The truth encompassed   Elihu reminded Job, “His eyes are upon
        by the word “omnipresent” saturates the   the ways of man” (Job 34:21). The psalmist
        whole of the Word of God.             reflected, “Whither shall I flee from thy
          Omnipresence is a compound word.    presence?” (Psa 139:7). In his meditations
        Omni is from the Latin meaning “all”;   David knew the impossibility of escape
        presence is a locative word. “Omnipresence”   from the presence of God. He concluded,
        means that God is present everywhere at   “Search me, O God, and know my heart:
        the same time and all the time, without   try me, and know my thoughts: And see
        ¹All Scripture references in this article are from   if there be any wicked way in me, and
        the KJV.                              lead me in the way everlasting” (vv23-24).

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